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Follow Up [3]: Graphic Software

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This week Yahoo released its own take on online mapping. Its new service includes both Flash and AJAX APIs coupled with the ability to geocode.

If you think about it, sooner or later this had to happen- developers finally mustering the courage to embrace arty Macromedia Flash for distributing spatial information in a big way, like Geocentric. Actually, Google has been using Flash for a different distribution for quite some time now. But this release by Yahoo and its under-1000 dollar price-tag should help Flash emerge as a more visible player in the online mapping game.

Did the earlier musings portend this?

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• Yahoo Developer Network
• GeoCool! Tutorial
• Google Local, MSN Virtual Earth, Amazon A9, AOL MapQuest
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    Written by Harsh

    November 3rd, 2005 at 6:32 pm

    Posted in GIS,Mashup

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    1. i think this is a good time to be in gis as the realignment happens.

      chris3495

      4 Nov 05 at 7:35 PM

    2. @chris3495: it will be interesting to see how federal standards keep pace with the change.

      gis2gov

      5 Nov 05 at 11:37 AM

    3. @gis2gov: about a year or two behind?

      chris3495

      6 Nov 05 at 4:38 PM

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